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Bird Sculptures Constructed from Wire by Celia Smith Look like Detailed Sketches

June 2, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Robin, 12cm tall. Copper wire and telephone cabling.

UK artist Celia Smith works with various forms of wire to create delicate bird sculptures and installations. While somewhat abstract in appearance, the pieces are almost lifelike in form and scale as if drawn with a pen. You can see over 50 different pieces by the artist on her website. Not shy about her process or methods, she also offers wire sculpting workshops.

 

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Swallow study.

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Egret, 48cm tall. Steel wire and telephone cabling. / Peacock, 110cm Tall. Steel bar, copper wires and telephone cabling.

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Mumeration of Starlings. Installation of 60 wire birds dimensions variable. Paper coated telephone wires and steel wire.

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Lapwings. 30cm high. Copper wire and telephone cabling.

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Swirling Lapwings. 1.5m X 1.5m steel wire and telephone cabling.

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Starling Wreath. 100cm diameter. Paper coated telephone wires and steel wire.

 

 



Design

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques

May 15, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Feast your eyes on this phenomenal geometric paper sculpting from Estudio Guardabosques, a multidisciplinary design studio out of Buenos Aires, Argentina consisting of Caro Silvero and Juan Elizalde. The duo have collaborated on numerous papercraft projects for both editorial and artistic purposes, much more of which you can see over on Behance. (via Fubiz)

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Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster

May 14, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Two new stunning pieces today from London-based artist Claire Brewster (previously) who creates delicate montages of birds, bees, and plants cut from maps. Some of her cartographic sculptures are cut by hand while others, like these, are laser cut and then pinned onto a board. Brewster shares via her artist statement:

Nature is ever present, even in the most urban environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in a separate yet parallel universe. I take my inspiration from the natural environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. My birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.

Brewster currently has several pieces on view at Pitfield London through June 20, 2014. (via Lustik)

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Art

A Huge Pigeon on an Abandoned Home by ‘Super A’

May 12, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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I’m really enjoying this giant pigeon painted on an abandoned home by Dutch freelance artist Super A. You can see more of his outdoor work on his website.

 

 



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Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta

April 25, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Madrid-based artist Sara Landeta is currently working on a series of birds painted on the backs of unfolded medicine boxes. You can follow her work on the ongoing series on Facebook and on her blog. Landeta is represented by 6mas1.

 

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Design

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells

April 20, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Unless you spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours with a tiny electric drill carving intricate patterns into eggshells the last few months, you may have yet to reach your Easter egg decorating potential. One person who clearly has is artist Piotr Bockenheim who uses a reductive drilling technique to transform goose eggs into slithering tangles of string and various geometric or floral patterns. You can see much more of his work here.